Best New Movies on Netflix This Week: July 20th, 2019

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It’s the end of the week and that means we’re taking a look back over the past 7 days and giving you a handful of new movie releases that absolutely have to be on your watchlist. Here’s the list of our top four movies added this week.

Missed last weeks top movie post? It included the final Disney movie as part of the Netflix contract.

Now let’s move onto the best new movies that you may or may not have got round to watching this week.

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Secret Obsession (2019) Netflix Original

Released on Netflix: July 18th
Drama, Thriller
Director: Peter Sullivan
Cast: Brenda Song, Mike Vogel, Dennis Haysbert, Ashley Scott
Runtime: 97 min

Reviews have been mixed for this title since its release on Thursday so ultimately, it’s going to come down to personal preference as to whether you’re going to like or loathe this movie.

The movie sees a similar theme to You, the smash-hit Netflix show that released last year. It sees Brenda Song play the role of someone who’s just been in an accident. She then gets released with her boyfriend, or at least, who she believes is her boyfriend.

Short Term 12 (2013)

Genre: Drama
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr., Stephanie Beatriz, Rami Malek
Runtime: 96 min
Language: English
Awards: 35 wins & 70 nominations.

The number of awards this title garnered alone is staggering and really cemented Brie Larson as a star to be on the lookout for in Hollywood. The somber tale follows a young supervisor working at a foster care facility but it’s all becoming too much.

It’s a great little movie that you’d have probably missed if you’re not looking out for it.

Long term subscribers on Netflix will know this title did appear on the service quite a while ago.

The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley
Runtime: 97 min

The Princess and the Frog is one of the more modern Disney takes on the well-told Disney princess stories.

It’s beautifully animated in a style that’s largely vacant in the current Disney lineup.

This movie comes to Netflix as part of the pay-2 window that Netflix still currently owns for most Disney movies. How long this continues remains to be seen.

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Netflix Original

Released on Netflix: July 16th
Director: Daniel Gray Longino
Cast: Kate Berlant, David Harbour, Alfred Molina, Alex Ozerov
Runtime: 32 min

We weren’t originally going to include this title in the list as it’s perhaps not what you’d call a traditional movie. Instead, it plays like a stand-up special presented as a sketch but it’s unique enough that we needed to include it on at least one of our end of week lists.

The short sees David Harbour, who most recently reprised his role on Stranger Things, play the role of his ancestor by retelling in a play like setting the story of Frankenstein.

It’s strange and deserves your attention even if it is only for 30-odd minutes.

What are you watching this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

Best New Movies on Netflix This Week: July 20th, 2019

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Founder and webmaster of What's on Netflix. Based in Norwich in the United Kingdom, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for a decade having started the site in 2013. Contact: [email protected]